Queen Rearing Calendar for 8/8/2014
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Mother Colony Name/ID
Grafting Medium Used
Cell Cup Style/Color
Grafter's Name

Day # DOW Date Task/Status Notes
1Tuesday 8/5 The egg is laid by the queen mother.
2Wednesday 8/6

3Thursday 8/7Select or create a queenless starter hiveStarter hive Name/ID:
4Friday 8/8Graft the day-old larvae into cell cups, and insert into a queenless cell builder colony.Number of Cells Grafted:
5Saturday 8/9

6Sunday 8/10Check your grafts: the bees should have started to to draw out the cells and feed the larvae with royal jelly. If not, re-graft.Number of Cells Accepted:
7Monday 8/11

8Tuesday 8/12

9Wednesday 8/13Queen cells are capped
10Thursday8/14Sensitive developmental phase - do not move cells and be very gentle when opening the hive.
11Friday8/15
12Saturday8/16
13Sunday8/17Move the capped queen cells into mating nucs
14Monday8/18

15Tuesday8/19

16Wednesday8/20Queens hatch
17Thursday8/21

18Friday8/22Discard any unhatched cells
19Saturday8/23

20Sunday8/24

21Monday8/25Mating Flights
22Tuesday8/26
23Wednesday8/27

24Thursday8/28

25Friday8/29

26Saturday8/30

27Sunday8/31

28Monday9/1

29Tuesday9/2

30Wednesday9/3

31Thursday9/4

32Friday9/5

33Saturday9/6

34Sunday9/7Check Nuc for eggs.
35Monday9/8

36Tuesday9/9

37Wednesday9/10

38Thursday9/11

39Friday9/12Check Nuc for larvae.
40Saturday9/13Larvae found? If so, the queen is ready!

41Sunday9/14Re-queen if no eggs are present.

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